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By Forest Hills Dermatology
May 10, 2018
Category: Skin Care
Tags: botox  

Smoothing away lines and wrinkles can be done in a matter of minutes.botox

Wouldn’t it be great if we could all discover the one thing that would prevent our skin from prematurely aging? While everyone is still looking for that Fountain of Youth, there are other ways to reduce those early signs of aging and to take years off your skin without having to undergo serious surgeries or invasive treatments. Our Forest Hills, NY, dermatologist, Dr. Tamara Moss, can tell you about Botox.

What is Botox?

Okay, so you’ve probably heard of Botox before. Perhaps you’ve seen ads on TV or in magazines talking about this simple injectable treatment that can smooth fine lines and wrinkles of the face; however, how much do you really know about Botox and what it can do for you?

First and foremost, Botox is made up of a purified medical-grade form of botulinum toxin, which temporarily paralyzes certain muscles groups to prevent them from contracting. Since the muscles are unable to contract this instantly smooths away dynamic wrinkles (wrinkles that appear when making facial expressions like smiling or frowning).

What are the benefits of Botox?

As you might imagine, the major benefit to getting Botox from our Forest Hills skin doctor is that you will get a safe and effective cosmetic treatment. There are a lot of spas and “Botox parties” out there; however, it takes a qualified medical professional to be able to safely administer this cosmetic treatment. When you come into our office you can trust that we know how to safely perform this non-surgical procedure to minimize side effects and complications.

Another major benefit is that we can take years off your skin without ever needing to turn to invasive procedures or surgery. While Botox won’t be able to give you the results of a face-lift, it can be a great way to tackle those early signs of aging as well as mild-to-severe wrinkles without the post-treatment downtime or needing to undergo more aggressive and expensive treatments.

Plus, Botox can treat a variety of different wrinkles. You might be right for Botox if you are looking to reduce or even eliminate these common issues:

  • Crow’s feet (wrinkles around the eyes)
  • Forehead wrinkles
  • Drooping brow
  • Laugh lines (also referred to as nasolabial folds)
  • Wrinkles on or around the chin

If you are interested in getting Botox in Forest Hills, NY, turn to our board-certified dermatologist and caring compassionate staff at Moss Dermatology for the treatment and results you want.

By Forest Hills Dermatology
February 10, 2017
Category: Skin Care
Tags: botox   wrinkles  

Find out whether Botox treatment could give you that beautiful, younger-looking skin.botox

While laugh lines may sound pleasant they certainly don’t seem as pleasant when that’s all you notice when you look in the mirror. If you hate the wrinkles and lines that have crept over your face over the years our Forest Hills, NY dermatologist Dr. Tamara Moss can help. Surgery isn’t always necessary. In fact, we can smooth out skin and improve your appearance with a simple procedure known as Botox.

What is Botox?

This cosmetic procedure uses a purified form of Botulinum toxin. When injected into the muscles of the skin Botox is able to temporarily paralyze the muscles to stop them from contracting. As a result, static wrinkles and lines that appear when making facial expressions are smoothed away.

What issues can Botox address?

Botox is great for laugh lines, forehead wrinkles, lines around the nose and mouth, and crow’s feet. Any wrinkles that show up when you smile, frown or make other expressions will respond best to treatment. Wrinkles caused by sun damage will not work as well to Botox treatment. It’s also important to note that Botox is not a dermal filler. It will not fill in sagging areas to reduce the appearance of wrinkles it will only relax the muscles that causes wrinkles to form.

What are the advantages of choosing this cosmetic treatment?

Botox is a great cosmetic treatment because it’s fast, simple and effective. When people think about cosmetic dermatology they often think of invasive surgeries with a long recovery time. But with Botox, you won’t have to worry about aggressive treatments, incisions, cutting or anesthesia.

Botox makes it easy for patients to get the results they want without having to spend all day with our Forest Hills skin doctor. We know how busy you are and spending a whole day in the office isn’t really ideal or practical. Fortunately, getting Botox injections only takes a few minutes and the slight pinch or sting that you experience from these injections is so minor that many people can tolerate them without needing a topical numbing gel.

While many people are amazed and happy with their results if you aren’t happy for some reason you don’t have to worry that your results will be permanent. In fact, results only last between four to six months. And if you are happy with your appearance after Botox you can continue to get more treatments every few months to maintain your results.

Are you ready to find out if Botox is right for you? If so, then turn to the medical professionals at Moss Dermatology in Forest Hills, NY, who will give you the very best cosmetic care your skin deserves to wipe away years from your face.